Final results for the Nov. 8 election, posted last night by King, Pierce and Snohomish counties and Washington State, for the races and propositions affecting Sammamish, show no surprises from initial election night results.
Sammamish Comment called all but a handful of races on election night and the Too Close To Call races within the first week.
The only race that maintained suspense was for the 5th Legislative District State Senate race between incumbent Democrat Mark Mullet and Republican challenger Chad Magendanz. Mullet led by nearly 3,000 votes on election night with a six point spread in the percentages. The Comment called the race for Mullet then, noting that since 1999, final results didn’t waver by more than 1%-2% from election night.
In this case, however, Mullet’s lead shrank as votes were counted to a low of 509 and by less than a one point spread. The race concluded with 515 votes and 0.69% separating the two. Magendanz conceded Nov. 23.
The 5th LD includes the greater Klahanie area within Sammamish.
Sound Transit 3
The $54bn Sound Transit 3 proposal passed by a 54% result, but this was no area-wide mandate for the agency. Pierce County voters thumped the $27bn tax hike, giving only a 44% approval. Snohomish County barely approved the plan, with a 51%-49% result.
King County, largely on the strength of Seattle, approved it by a 57% margin.
Midway through counting, Sammamish was rejecting the plan by a 51% margin.
Certification and Precinct breakdown
Certification of the comes today. King County releases the precinct voting results tomorrow. Sammamish Comment will analyze Sammamish voting in selected races and report later this week.
The full election tally for selected Sammamish races is below.